Kentucky State Park to Add Horse Camping Sites

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August 19, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

Carter Caves State Resort Park near Olive Hil, Ky., is getting $1.3 million from the state to build horse camping sites in the park, according to a news release from the office of First Lady Jane Beshear.

The project is in the design phase and will include the construction of eight to 12 full-service sites for horse camping, according to the release. The new sites will be added along an equestrian trail that covers 10 miles in the park, the Huntington, W. Va. Herald-Dispatch reported.

"This will make a great addition for Carter Caves State Resort Park and this region," Beshear said. "This is a beautiful part of the state, and horse enthusiasts will enjoy visiting and camping here."

Funding for the project was included in a $60 million bond approved several years ago by the Kentucky General Assembly for state park improvements.

The state park currently has 89 improved campsites with water and electric hookups. Twenty of the sites also have sewage hookups. There are another 31 primitive campsites and two bunkhouses that can house up to 24 people.

The park also includes 26 miles of hiking trails, a lodge, golf course, swimming, boating, fishing and horseback riding.

The state park is located 40 miles west of Huntington W. Va.

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